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M/V LA7240FW Sinking; Buras, LA, USA

Buras, LA, USA | 2022-Jun-16

Initial Notification: On June 14, 2022, the USCG Sector New Orleans received NRC Report # 1338758 stating that the M/V LA7240FW was sinking and discharging oil while moored to a private dock in the Doullet Canal, tributary of Adams Bay, Plaquemines Parish, LA. The observed sheen on June 15 was 300ft long by 45 ft wide, silver and rainbow. USCG contracted an OSRO to respond. The vessel could contain up to 400 gallons of fuel oil onboard. USCG is working with the vessel owner on a salvage plan.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 400 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 29° 23.18′ North
Longitude (approximate): 89° 35.89′ West